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Series

A5
A6
A8
Safety Instructions/Consignes de scurit/Sicherheitsvorkehrungen/Instrucciones de seguridad

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this unit to rain ATTENTION: Pour viter tout risque dlectrocution ou dincendie, ne pas exposer cet
or moisture. To reduce the hazard of electrical shock, do not remove cover or back. appareil la pluie ou lhumidit. Pour viter tout risque dlectrocution, ne pas ter le
No user serviceable parts inside. Please refer all servicing to qualified personnel.The couvercle ou le dos du botier. Cet appareil ne contient aucune pice remplaable par
lightning flash with an arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle, is intended to l'utilisateur. Confiez toutes les rparations un personnel qualifi. Le signe avec un clair
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the products dans un triangle prvient lutilisateur de la prsence dune tension dangereuse et non
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to isole dans lappareil. Cette tension constitue un risque dlectrocution. Le signe avec un
persons. The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the point dexclamation dans un triangle prvient lutilisateur dinstructions importantes rela-
user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions tives lutilisation et la maintenance du produit.
in the literature accompanying the product. Consignes de scurit importantes
Important Safety Instructions 1. Veuillez lire toutes les instructions avant dutiliser lappareil.
1. Please read all instructions before operating the unit. 2. Conserver ces instructions pour toute lecture ultrieure.
2. Keep these instructions for future reference. 3. Lisez avec attention toutes les consignes de scurit.
3. Please heed all safety warnings. 4. Suivez les instructions du fabricant.
4. Follow manufacturers instructions. 5. Ne pas utiliser cet appareil prs dune source liquide ou dans un lieu humide.
5. Do not use this unit near water or moisture. 6. Nettoyez lappareil uniquement avec un tissu humide.
6. Clean only with a damp cloth. 7. Veillez ne pas obstruer les fentes prvues pour la ventilation de lappareil. Installez
7. Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manu- lappareil selon les instructions du fabricant.
facturers instructions. 8. Ne pas installer prs dune source de chaleur (radiateurs, etc.) ou de tout quipement
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or susceptible de gnrer de la chaleur (amplificateurs de puissance par exemple).
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. 9. Ne pas retirer la terre du cordon secteur ou de la prise murale. Les fiches canadiennes
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polar- avec polarisation (avec une lame plus large) ne doivent pas tre modifies. Si votre
ized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has prise murale ne correspond pas au modle fourni, consultez votre lectricien.
two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or third prong is provided 10. Protgez le cordon secteur contre tous les dommages possibles (pincement, tension,
for your safety. When the provided plug does not fit your outlet, consult an electri- torsion,, etc.). Veillez ce que le cordon secteur soit libre, en particulier sa sortie du
cian for replacement of the obsolete outlet. botier.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on and pinched particularly at plugs, 11. Dconnectez lappareil du secteur en prsence dorage ou lors de priodes
convenience receptacles and at the point at which they exit from the unit. dinutilisation prolonges.
11. Unplug this unit during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. 12. Consultez un service de rparation qualifi pour tout dysfonctionnement (dommage
12. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Servicing is required when the unit has sur le cordon secteur, baisse de performances, exposition la pluie, projection liq-
been damaged in any way, such as power supply cord or plug damage, or if liquid uide dans lappareil, introduction dun objet dans le botier, etc.).
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the unit, the unit has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

ACHTUNG: Um die Gefahr eines Brandes oder Stromschlags zu verringern, sollten PRECAUCION: Para reducir el riesgo de incendios o descargas, no permita que este
Sie dieses Gert weder Regen noch Feuchtigkeit aussetzen.Um die Gefahr eines aparato quede expuesto a la lluvia o la humedad. Para reducir el riesgo de descarga
Stromschlags zu verringern, sollten Sie weder Deckel noch Rckwand des Gerts ent- elctrica, nunca quite la tapa ni el chasis. Dentro del aparato no hay piezas susceptibles
fernen. Im Innern befinden sich keine Teile, die vom Anwender gewartet werden kn- de ser reparadas por el usuario. Dirija cualquier reparacin al servicio tcnico oficial. El
nen. berlassen Sie die Wartung qualifiziertem Fachpersonal.Der Blitz mit Pfeilspitze im smbolo del relmpago dentro del tringulo equiltero pretende advertir al usuario de
gleichseitigen Dreieck soll den Anwender vor nichtisolierter gefhrlicher Spannung la presencia de voltajes peligrosos no aislados dentro de la carcasa del producto, que
im Gerteinnern warnen. Diese Spannung kann so hoch sein, dass die Gefahr eines pueden ser de la magnitud suficiente como para constituir un riesgo de descarga elc-
Stromschlags besteht. Das Ausrufezeichen im gleichseitigen Dreieck soll den Anwender trica a las personas. El smbolo de exclamacin dentro del tringulo equiltero quiere
auf wichtige Bedienungs- und Wartungsanleitungen aufmerksam machen, die im mit- advertirle de la existencia de importantes instrucciones de manejo y mantenimiento
gelieferten Informationsmaterial nher beschrieben werden. (reparaciones) en los documentos que se adjuntan con este aparato.
Wichtige Sicherheitsvorkehrungen Instrucciones importantes de seguridad
1. Lesen Sie alle Anleitungen, bevor Sie das Gert in Betrieb nehmen. 1. Lea todo este manual de instrucciones antes de comenzar a usar la unidad.
2. Bewahren Sie diese Anleitungen fr den spteren Gebrauch gut auf. 2. Conserve estas instrucciones para cualquier consulta en el futuro.

3. Bitte treffen Sie alle beschriebenen Sicherheitsvorkehrungen. 3. Cumpla con todo lo indicado en las precauciones de seguridad.
4. Befolgen Sie die Anleitungen des Herstellers. 4. Observe y siga todas las instrucciones del fabricante.
5. Benutzen Sie das Gert nicht in der Nhe von Wasser oder Feuchtigkeit. 5. Nunca utilice este aparato cerca del agua o en lugares hmedos.
6. Verwenden Sie zur Reinigung des Gerts nur ein feuchtes Tuch. 6. Limpie este aparato solo con un trapo suave y ligeramente humedecido.
7. Blockieren Sie keine Belftungsffnungen. Nehmen Sie den Einbau des Gerts nur 7. No bloquee ninguna de las aberturas de ventilacin. Instale este aparato de acu-
entsprechend den Anweisungen des Herstellers vor. erdo a las instrucciones del fabricante.
8. Bauen Sie das Gert nicht in der Nhe von Wrmequellen wie Heizkrpern, 8. No instale este aparato cerca de fuentes de calor como radiadores, calentadores,
Wrmeklappen, fen oder anderen Gerten (inklusive Verstrkern) ein, die Hitze hornos u otros aparatos (incluyendo amplificadores) que produzcan calor.
erzeugen. 9. No anule el sistema de seguridad del enchufe de tipo polarizado o con toma de
9. Setzen Sie die Sicherheitsfunktion des polarisierten oder geerdeten Steckers nicht tierra. Un enchufe polarizado tiene dos bornes, uno ms ancho que el otro. Uno
auer Kraft. Ein polarisierter Stecker hat zwei flache, unterschiedlich breite Pole. Ein con toma de tierra tiene dos bornes normales y un tercero para la conexin a
geerdeter Stecker hat zwei flache Pole und einen dritten Erdungsstift. Der breitere tierra. El borne ancho o el tercero se incluyen como medida de seguridad. Cuando
Pol oder der dritte Stift dient Ihrer Sicherheit. Wenn der vorhandene Stecker nicht in el enchufe no encaje en su salida de corriente, llame a un electricista para que le
Ihre Steckdose passt, lassen Sie die veraltete Steckdose von einem Elektriker erset- cambie su salida anticuada.
zen. 10. Evite que el cable de corriente quede en una posicin en la que pueda ser pisado
10. Schtzen Sie das Netzkabel dahingehend, dass niemand darber laufen und o aplastado, especialmente en los enchufes, receptculos y en el punto en el que
es nicht geknickt werden kann. Achten Sie hierbei besonders auf Netzstecker, salen de la unidad.
Mehrfachsteckdosen und den Kabelanschluss am Gert. 11. Desconecte de la corriente este aparato durante las tormentas elctricas o cuando
11. Ziehen Sie den Netzstecker des Gerts bei Gewittern oder lngeren Betriebspausen no lo vaya a usar durante un periodo de tiempo largo.
aus der Steckdose. 12. Dirija cualquier posible reparacin solo al servicio tcnico oficial. Deber hacer que
12. berlassen Sie die Wartung qualifiziertem Fachpersonal. Eine Wartung ist not- su aparato sea reparado cuando est daado de alguna forma, como si el cable de
wendig, wenn das Gert auf irgendeine Weise, beispielsweise am Kabel oder corriente o el enchufe estn daados, o si se han derramado lquidos o se ha intro-
Netzstecker beschdigt wurde, oder wenn Flssigkeiten oder Objekte in das Gert ducido algn objeto dentro de la unidad, si esta ha quedado expuesta a la lluvia o
gelangt sind, es Regen oder Feuchtigkeit ausgesetzt war, nicht mehr wie gewohnt la humedad, si no funciona normalmente o si ha cado al suelo.
betrieben werden kann oder fallen gelassen wurde.
Table of Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Resolv A Series Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Resolv A Series Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Front View Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Rear Panel Layout - R8a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Setting up the Resolv A Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Background on the Resolv A Series Studio Reference Monitor . . . . . . . . 6
Positioning the Resolv A Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Connectingthe Resolv A Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Operatingthe Resolv A Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Connectingto the Rubicon R10s Subwoofer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Resolv A Series Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Copyright 2008, Samson Technologies Corp.

Printed February, 2008 v1

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www.samsontech.com
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Resolv A Series Studio Reference Monitors from Samson Technologies!
This manual covers the A5, A6 and A8 models. The Samson Resolv A Series are self-powered, near-
field monitors featuring bi-amp power, superior electronics, robust woofers and advanced designed
silk-dome tweeters. The careful engineering and proper implementation of these elements has
resulted in a series of monitors with a linear response from bottom to top with tight lows and articu-
late highs. The A series features Samson's proprietary 1.25-inch silk-dome tweeter, with external heat
sink and Ferrofluid cooling, produces accurate highs that are clear and precise. Plus, the top end is
sweet, so the Resolv A series are easy to listen to, even during long mixing sessions. For low frequen-
cy response thats tight and controlled, the A series monitors feature woven carbon fiber woofers
with butyl surrounds. The A5 features a 5-inch woofer, a 6.5-inch woofer is installed in the A6 and an
8-inch woofer in the A8. Each woofer employees a heavy-duty motor structure with large voice coils
and magnets set on a sturdy metal frame. All Resolv A series monitors have on-board active elec-
tronics with bi-amped power, electronic crossovers and increased power supply with external heat
sinks. With 50 watts of low frequency power and 20 watts for the high for the A5, and 75 watts of low
frequency power and 25 watts for the highs on the A6 and A8, the Resolv series produce clean sound
with low distortion ever during loud monitoring. For expanded control, there is a rear panel High
Frequency Level control allowing you to custom tailor the high frequency response for your instal-
lation or listening taste. The Resound A series monitors are as easy to look, at as they are to listen
to. With their gloss black finished baffle, titanium finished waveguide and trim rings, the monitors
complement most any studio dcor. The Resolv A Series monitors provide an ideal near-field monitor
system for studios, video post-production suites, fixed installations or where great sound is desired.

In these pages, youll find a detailed description of the features of the Resolv A Series monitors, as
well as a guided tour through its control panel, step-by-step instructions for its setup and use, and
full specifications. Youll also find a warranty card enclosedplease dont forget to fill it out and mail
it in so that you can receive online technical support and so we can send you updated information
about these and other Samson products in the future. Also, be sure to check out our website (www.
samsontech.com) for complete information about our full product line.

With proper care and adequate air circulation, your Resolv A Series will operate trouble free for many
years. We recommend you record your serial number in the space provided below for future refer-
ence.

Serial number:_____________________________________

Date of purchase: ___________________________________

Should your unit ever require servicing, a Return Authorization number (RA) must be obtained
before shipping your unit to Samson. Without this number, the unit will not be accepted. Please call
Samson at 1-800-3SAMSON (1-800-372-6766) for a Return Authorization number prior to shipping
your unit. Please retain the original packing materials and if possible, return the unit in the original
carton and packing materials. If you purchased your Samson product outside the United States,
please contact your local distributor for warranty information and service.


Resolv A Series Features

The Samson Resolv A Series reference monitors provide a smooth response that is accurate, and at the same
time, pleasant to listen to. Here are some of their main features:

Two-way, active studio monitor with ported, tuned enclosure, providing extremely accurate monitoring
for recording studio, post-production and multi-media applications.

The Resolv A Series employs woven carbon fiber, butyl surround woofers, and as a result, each monitor
produces a tight and controlled low frequency response.

1.25-inch silk-dome tweeter with Ferrofluid cooled neodymium magnet, provides sweet and accurate
high frequency response for the Resolv A series with low distortion.

The Resolv A Series features active electronics including a Bi-Amp power amplifier with 50 watts of low
frequency power and 20 watts for the high for the A5, and 75 watts of low frequency power and 25 watts
for the highs on the A6 and A8.

Four-position High Frequency Level control allows the listener to contour the response curve to custom
tailor the response that works best in their mix environment.
Active crossover utilizing a multi-pole design for linear response from bottom to top.

Interfacing the monitors to most any -10 or + 4db signal source is quick and easy thanks to the Resolv
A series assortment of input connectors. The A5 has a balanced input on a TRS 1/4-inch jack and unbal-
anced input on an RCA jack and the A6 and A8 have balanced inputs on a TRS 1/4-inch jack and male XLR
plus an unbalanced input on an RCA jack.

A/V shielded for multimedia applications providing clean operation near computer monitors.

MDF(Medium Density Fiberboard) construction, extremely rigid, delivering maximum SPL.

The Resolv A series monitors fit in any dcor and thanks to their black lacquer finished baffle and titanium
appointments they provide an attractive enhancement to any control room.

Three-year extended warranty.


Resolv A Series Layout
Front View Layout

1 2

6 5

1. 1
 .25INCH SILK-DOME TWEETER Silk-dome 4. ENCLOSURE - Rigid MDF construction.
tweeter with Ferro fluid cooled neodymium
magnet provides low distortion with a linear 5. T
 UNEDPORT - Quiet port design offering linear
high frequency response resulting in a clear, extended low frequency response.
precise and sweet top end.
6. FINISH - Sleek black textured finish with gloss
2. P
 OWERLED - Red LEDilluminates indicating black baffle and titanium finished waveguide and
the unit is powered on, ready for operation. trim ring.

3.  Low Frequency Driver - Custom designed


woven carbon fiber, copolymer butyl surround
woofers providing each monitor with a tight and
controlled low frequency response.


Resolv A Series Layout
Rear Panel Layout - A8a

1. H
 IGH FREQUENCY LEVEL Four-position 5. Voltage SWITCH Used to select the
switch used to adjust the high frequency operating voltage.
response (in 3dB increments). NOTE: Be sure to check the voltage setting is
correct for your country. Also, be sure to use the
2. VOLUME - Controls the amount of output level. correct fuse type when changing the voltage.

3. X
 LR INPUT (A6 and A8 only) - Balanced, 6. A
 C INLET - Connect the supplied IEC power
+4dBu line level input is connected here via cable here.
standard XLR (microphone) cable.
7. R
 CA Used to connect signals from unbalanced,
4. POWER SWITCH Main power switch. 10dBV devices.

8. 1/4-INCH
 PHONE Balance TRS (Tip, Ring,
Sleeve) 1/4-inch phone plug used to connect
balanced or unbalanced +4dBu line level signals.


Setting up the Resolv A Series
Background on the Resolv A Series Studio Reference Monitor
The Resolv A Series are self-powered, 2-way, near-field reference monitors, featuring robust power, advanced
electronics and custom designed drive units. For pristine highs, the Resolv A Series boasts a 1.25-inch silk
dome tweeter, set upon a custom designed waveguide. The tweeters voice coil is cooled with Ferrofluid and
the use of an external heat sink adds to its increased power handling. The result is a wide, linear response pro-
ducing high frequencies that are sweet, while clear and accurate. For the low frequency response, the Resolv A
Series employs proprietary low frequency woofers with woven carbon fiber cones, butyl surrounds and heavy
duty motors. The woofers are well matched to the tuned enclosures and provide punchy and focused bass fre-
quency response. The monitors crossovers have been carefully designed with high quality components insur-
ing a linear frequency and phase response. The Resolv A Series enclosures are constructed from MDF (Medium
Density Fiberboard) and are finished in scuff resistant, vinyl covering with painted gloss black baffles. The
monitors enclosures also include a tuned vent port that provides extended low-end response, and with a low
turbulence design, the low frequency driver can move freely with minimal effect on the overall impedance.
On the rear of the enclosure, youll find the Resolv A Series control panel, which features a variety of input con-
nections including both XLR balanced input, and a1/4-inch TRS balanced input plus an RCA unbalanced input
on the A6 and A8 and a1/4-inch TRS balanced input plus an RCA unbalanced input on the A5. These inputs are
connected to Resolv A Series internal active crossover and bi-amp power module providing 75 watts of power
for the low frequency woofer and 25 watts of power to the high frequency tweeter on the A 6 and A8. The A5
bi-amp power module provides 50 watts of power for the low frequency woofer and 20 watts of power to the
high frequency tweeter. You will also find the pre-amp controls, including Volume knob, used to adjust the
overall level of the internal power amplifier, as well as the innovative High Frequency Level control. This four-
position switch allows the mix engineer to contour the high frequency response of the monitor thus allowing
you to adjust for room acoustics or listening preference. The Resolv A Series has been designed to provide
flat, accurate monitoring, and at the same time, to provide an adjustable response curve so that the sound of
other popular near-field monitors can be easily emulated.

Positioning the Resolv A Series


Near field monitoring has become the choice of many engineers in large and small studios because it mini-
mizes the effect of room acoustics. This is especially important in todays project studios since the budget
for room acoustics is often close to nothing. By positioning the reference monitors in the near field (close to
the listeners), you can greatly reduce the effects of room acoustics. The most important considerations when
evaluating the effects of room acoustics are reflective surfaces that are around the monitoring area. These can
include flat tabletops, glass mirrors or framed pictures, large open walls and even the surface of your mixing
console. Mostly all reflecting sound will eventually reach the listening position, but since it is slightly delayed
from the direct source, the result is random cancellation of some frequencies, or comb filtering. If possible,
remove any and all reflective surfaces. You
may also want to hang some acoustic foam
on walls that are close to the monitors. When
positioning the monitors, youll want to
set up what is commonly referred to as the
mix triangle. In this ideal configuration, Equal Distance
the space between the left and right moni-
tor is equal to the distance from the listener
to each monitor, forming an equilateral tri-
angle. (Figure 1.)

Figure 1. Prime Listening Spot


Setting up the Resolv A Series
Positioning the Resolv A Series - continued

Speaker Orientation

The Resolv A Series can be used in either the vertical or horizontal position, however for best results they
should be set up in the vertical position. When using the monitors in the horizontal position, be certain to
place the left and right side tweeters on the outer most sides. (Figure 2) This will improve the stereo imaging
and bass response by increasing the coupling of the low-end drivers.

AMoment of Reflection Figure 2.

When choosing the height of your monitor system, be careful to avoid reflections off the surface of the mixing
console. (Figure 3.) These reflections arrive at the listening position slightly delayed from the original sound
resulting in strange cancellations and overall unpredictable response. Visualize straight lines representing the
beams of sound radiating from the monitors PrimeandListening Spot that reduces the occurrence of reflections
choose a height
that will end up in the prime listening spot. (Figure 4.) In most cases, the ideal position is slightly behind and
above the mixing consoles meter bridge.

Figure 3.

Figure 4.

Connectingthe Resolv A Series
Resolv A Series Quick Connections

Note: Before plugging in and turning on, remember the last on, first off rule of power amplifiers (and pow-
ered monitors). When powering up your system, be sure that all the wires are connected, turn your mixer
and any other outboard gear on, and then last turn your Resolv A Series on. When powering down, turn your
Resolv A Series off first and then your mixer and outboard gear.

The Resolv A Series connections can be made via one of the three rear panel Audio Inputs. You can use RCA
inputs for unbalanced -10dBV level signals, or either the 1/4-inch or XLR inputs for balanced, +4dBu level sig-
nals. Follow the simple steps and diagram below for a quick connection using a standard recording consoles
control room outputs.

Lower your mixers master outputs to all the way off.



Connect the mixers Left Control Room output to the left-side Resolv A Series LINE INPUT and the
mixers Right Control Room output to the right-side Resolv A Series LINE INPUT.

Set the Resolv A Series input Volume control to the 2 oclock position.

 un an audio signal (like some music from a CD) through your mixer and raise the Control Room level
R
to a comfortable listening level.


Operatingthe Resolv A Series
Resolv A Series Control Panel

The Resolv A Series rear control panels are where you will make your connections for both ACpower and
audio signals. The rear panel also contains the controls to make adjustments to the overall volume and
frequency response curve.The following section details the rear panel controls and connections.

Powering the Resolv A Series

Since the Resolv A Series are active studio monitors with an on-board power amplifier and electronic
crossover, it is necessary to connect the unit to an ACpower supply. Make sure that the main Power
switch is set to the OFF position and connect the supplied IECpower cable into the ACinlet.

Things that go Hum!

When running power cables, be careful not to run the AC power cords or AC extension cords in paral-
lel to your input cables. This will help reduce any AC hum that can be picked up. If your have to cross
an AC line with an audio line, try to
cross them at a 90 degree angle for
the least amount of induced hum.
Using the Resolv A Series balanced
input connectors will greatly protect
against the induced hum thanks to
the common mode rejection (the
3 hum is phase5canceled) that 6 7
induced
it's balanced input circuit provides.
4
1 POWER2 SWITCH The POWER
switch is used to turn on the Resolv
A Series active electronics. When set
to the ON position, the front panel
LED will illuminate red, indicating the
3 Resolv A Series
5 is powered up6 and7
ready for operation.
4
1 2 AC INLET - Connect the supplied IEC 1
power cable here.

The Resolv A Series's rear panel


provides two important controls for
adjusting the overall sound of the
monitor, High Frequency Level and 2
Volume. Eventually, you will adjust
these controls to your preferable
position and set it and forget it.
Thats assuming that the monitors
remain in the same spot, in the same studio. If you take your monitors to other studios you may find the
controls extremely useful in adjusting the sound for the new room.


Operating the Resolv A Series
Resolv A Series Control Panel - continued

3 High Frequency
5 Level Control
6 7
The four-position High Frequency Level control switch is used to adjust the monitor's high-frequency
response, 4 providing four equalization curves to select from. By using the High Frequency Level con-
1 2 trol, the Resolv A Series high frequency response is adjusted with the application of a high-end tilt
(equalization circuit) centered at 12kHz, with selectable levels of 3dB, 0dB (flat), + 3dB and +6dB. Youll
find that the change is very subtle. Many mix engineers prefer the sound of near field monitors with a
little lift in the high frequency response, some like more focus on the midrange, and therefore, desire
a flatter or rolled off high frequency response. The best way to set the controls is what sounds good to
you. Therefore, you should experiment with the various settings to find the combination of the High
Frequency Level and Volume controls you like. To do this, play several CDs of music that you are familiar
with. Remember, if you think youre getting lost, the Resolv A Series is flat when the High Frequency Level
3 control
5 is set to the6 07position.

4 Volume Control
2 The volume control is used to adjust the
overall output level of the Resolv A Series.
When operating the unit for the first time,
start with the volume control set all the
way off. Slowly raise the Volume control
to reach a comfortable listening level.

The Ins and The Outs

The Resolv A Series features a full comple-


ment of input connectors providing easy
installation with a variety of audio devices 3
like recording consoles, hard disk record-
ers, CD players and computer sound 7
cards, to name a few. The following sec-
tion details the Resolv A Series's input 4
connectors. In addition, there is a detailed
cable-wiring diagram on page 12.

5 BALANCED6XLRAUDIOINPUT
7 (A6 and 5
A8 only) - The Resolv A Series features a
6
4 female XLR connector that will accept bal-
anced or unbalanced +4dBU line level sig-
nal. If you are using a mixer that has bal-
anced outputs on XLR connectors, you can make the connections via standard XLR (microphone) cable.

6 71/4-INCH PHONE AUDIO INPUT A balanced TRS (Tip, Ring, Sleeve) 1/4-inch phone plug is used to con-
nect balanced or unbalanced line level signals. The 1/4-inch input is a switching jack, so when a 1/4-inch
connector is inserted into the jack, the RCAand/or XLR inputs are switched off and the 1/4-inch input
is switched on. This provides a convenient patch-point for quick insertion of a secondary input signal
source for testing or expanded operation.

6 7 RCA AUDIO INPUT The RCA input accepts unbalanced signals used to connect signals from unbal-
anced 10dBV devices.

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Connectingto the Rubicon R10s Subwoofer
Resolv A Series with Mono Sub
Adding a subwoofer and extended low frequency response to your Resolv A Series's system is easy using the
Resolv A Series LINE LEVEL inputs. Below is a typical system set-up using the Samson Rubicon R10s with a
mixer and a pair of Resolv A Series satellite speakers. The Resolv A Series inputs utilize industry standard RCA
and XLR connectors. For a detailed wiring diagram, see the section Resolv A Series Connections on page 12.
Follow the steps in the diagram below to set up your system.

Lower your mixers master outputs to all the way off.



Connect the mixers left output to the Rubicon R10s' LEFT LINE INPUT and the mixers right output to
the Rubicon R10s' RIGHT LINE INPUT. Now connect the Rubicon R10s LEFT LINE OUTPUT to the input
of the left Resolv A Series , and the Rubicon R10s' RIGHT LINE OUTPUT to the input of the right Resolv
A Series .

 un an audio signal (like some music from a CD) through your mixer and raise the level to a comfort-
R
able listening level.

Now adjust the FREQUENCY control to the desired frequency. You can also use your ears by adjusting
the FREQUENCY control to the frequency that sounds good to you. A good place to start is about 70
Hz.

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Resolv A Series Connections
Resolv A Series Wiring Guide
There are several ways to interface the Resolv A Series, depending on your exact monitoring set-up. Follow
the cable diagrams below for connecting your monitor system.
RCA to RCACable

Un-Balanced 1/4 to 1/4 Cable

Balanced 1/4 to 1/4 Cable

Balanced XLR to XLRCable

Unbalanced 1/4 to RCACable

Un-Balanced XLR to RCACable

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Specifications
A5 Specifications
Transducers:
woofer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, (127mm) woven carbon fiber woofer with butyl surround,
tweeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.25-inch (31.75mm) silk dome , ferro-fluid cooled tweeter
Frequency response: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45Hz - 27KHz +/-3 dB
Amplifier: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65Hz-18kHz +/-3 Actual
Power Rating:
Low-frequency - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Watts RMS
High-frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Watts RMS
Crossover Frequency: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3KHz, multi-pole filter
Inputs:
Unbalanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -10dBV Line Level
Connector: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RCA
Balanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +4dBu Line Level
Connector: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1/4-inch Phone TRS (Tip Ring Sleeve)
Enclosure:
Construction: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MDF(Medium Density Fiberboard)
Finish: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black Textured Vinyl covering, painted gloss black baffle
Dimensions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 (203mm) W x 12 (305mm) Hx 8.75 (223mm) D
Weight: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.25 lbs. 6.9 kg.

A6 Specifications
Transducers:
woofer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.5, (165.1mm) woven carbon fiber woofer with butyl surround,
tweeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.25-inch (31.75mm) silk dome , ferro-fluid cooled tweeter
Frequency response: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40Hz - 27KHz +/-3 dB
Amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65Hz-22kHz +/-3 Actual:
Power Rating:
Low-frequency - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Watts RMS
High-frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Watts RMS
Crossover Frequency: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3KHz, multi-pole filter
Inputs:
Unbalanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -10dBV Line Level
Connector: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RCA
Balanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +4dBu Line Level
Connector: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1/4-inch Phone TRS (Tip Ring Sleeve), Female XLR
Enclosure:
Construction: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MDF(Medium Density Fiberboard)
Finish: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black Textured Vinyl covering
Dimensions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.25 (236mm) W x 12.75 (324mm) Hx 9.85 (251mm) D
Weight: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 lbs. 8.2 kg.

A8 Specifications
Transducers:
woofer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, (203.2mm) woven carbon fiber woofer with butyl surround,
tweeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.25-inch (31.75mm) silk dome , ferro-fluid cooled tweeter
Frequency response: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30Hz - 27KHz +/-3 dB
Amplifier: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50Hz-20kHz +/-3 Actual

Power Rating:
Low-frequency - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Watts RMS
High-frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Watts RMS
Crossover Frequency: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3KHz, multi-pole filter
Inputs:
Unbalanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -10dBV Line Level
Connector: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RCA
Balanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +4dBu Line Level
Connector: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1/4-inch Phone TRS (Tip Ring Sleeve), Female XLR
Enclosure:
Construction: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MDF(Medium Density Fiberboard)
Finish: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black Textured Vinyl covering
Dimensions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 (305mm) W x 16 (407mm) Hx 11.25 (284mm) D
Weight: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 lbs. 11.4 kg.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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